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Major support for Church’s council

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“HUGE support” for the work of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council is coming from lay people within the Church and from religious and parish priests working on the ground. TJHC chief executive officer Francis Sullivan said a year on from the council’s establishment, support from bishops and religious leaders around Australia had never been stronger. “Without the support and ... Read More »

Let the crib speak to us in silence

Bishop James Foley

A Christmas message from Cairns Diocese BY the time this is published before Christmas, our Church will have had considerable coverage of its failures in the care of vulnerable children at the Royal Commission. The greatest pain has been that of those who have survived such abuse yet carry the burden throughout their lives. For some these wounds are painfully ... Read More »

Archbishop gives testimony at Royal Commission

Royal Commission

By PAUL DOBBYN BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has described his recent appearance as witness at the Royal Commission hearings as “draining” but also encouraging. “The experience made it clear to me that everyone involved, for all their differences of perspective, wants the same result – healing for victims, a safer world for children and a purified Church,” Archbishop Coleridge said. ... Read More »

Difficult days for Catholic community

Difficult days

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will begin hearings into the Catholic Church’s victim’s reparation and pastoral response scheme, Towards Healing, from today. Truth Justice and Healing Council chief executive officer Francis Sullivan said the start of the hearings would be a difficult day for both victims and the Catholic community. “These are important days of ... Read More »

Statement of Commitment from leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia to support the work of the Royal Commission

THE Catholic Church in Australia, in its submissions to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and in its communications with both the Catholic and broader communities has made the following commitment: The leaders of the Catholic Church in Australia recognise and acknowledge the devastating harm caused to people by the crime of child sexual abuse. We ... Read More »

Royal Commission turns its attention to Brisbane

Archbishop Mark Coleridge

THE Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will turn its attention to the Catholic Church from next week, starting with a Brisbane case study. In a pastoral letter to priests and parishioners Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said the hearing would look at specific historical case studies that occurred in Catholic Church institutions from the late 1960s to ... Read More »

Royal Commission information flyers released

Archbishop Mark Coleridge 2013-09-08

THE distribution of more than 70,000 information flyers will give Catholics throughout Brisbane archdiocese and the rest of Australia  greater understanding of the Church’s response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The flyers outline the role of the Truth Justice and Healing Council in engaging with the Royal Commission and its role as an advisory ... Read More »

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